Jquery Datatables 1.9 with sAjaxSource columns not auto width to column contents.

Posted on 2012-08-27
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Last Modified: 2012-09-04
I also posted this as a discussion on the datatables website.

Using the following code:
 oTable = $('###URL.name#').dataTable({
 "bProcessing": true,
 "bServerSide": true,
 "bStateSave": false,

WHen I apply this the columns all come with even width. If i do not use sAjaxSource and simply put all the table contents on the page the column widths vary with the width of the data. Is there a way to do this with sAjaxSource without explicitly defining each column swidth? The table is used in a generic "template" page that will have a wide variety of columns. I dynamically print the column headers and footers to the page with a function (using ColdFusion 9 btw).
Thanks! Datatables is rad btw.
Question by:HyperBPP
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Gurpreet Singh Randhawa earned 2000 total points
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You need to use the swidth if you are using the AAjaxsource as the data you are getting is in JSON format and then you have a width of 100%, now if you have 5 columns, you have divide your width as such so it comes to 100%

for a complete working example you can visit this Blog Entry



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